How do I create a simple chart item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create a simple chart item. A simple chart question asks students to adjust plot areas on an interactive chart in response to a stimulus.

Note: District and school administrators (admins) can also create items directly in the district item bank.

Add New Item

Open Item Bank

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Assessments link. Then, follow the steps to create a new item.  

Enter Question or Instructions

Type the question prompt in the Compose question text field [1].

Enter an optional title for the chart in the Name text box [2].  

Enter a maximum value for the Y-axis of the chart in the Max Y value text box [3].

Enter labels for the X-axis and Y-axis in the X axis label and Y axis label text boxes [4].

Enter a label for a point on the chart in the Label text box [5]. Then, enter a value for that point on the chart in the Value text box [6]. Repeat to label all points on the chart.

To add additional points to the chart, click the Add icon [7]. To delete points from the chart, click the Delete icon [8].

To allow students to adjust the points on the chart, click the Interactive check box to display the check mark [9].

Changes display in the preview section [10].

Set Correct Answer

Set Correct Answer Location

Enter a point value for the item in the Point(s) text box [1].

To set the answer location, move the cursor to the answer point and click the mouse to drag the cursor to the correct point on the Y-axis [2].

To add additional scoring, layout, formatting, and labeling options for the item, click the More options drop-down menu [3].

View Authoring Help

For more information about additional authoring options, scroll to the top of the item authoring page and click the Authoring Help icon.

Add Optional Features

To add optional features to the item, click the Add Feature button [1] and select the features you wish to add from the drop-down menu [2].

Note: The Desmos calculators are only available in districts that have paid Desmos subscriptions.

Validate Answers

Publish Item

To view the item interaction in the preview window, click an answer point and drag it to a position on the Y-axis.

To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers text box [1]. Correct answers display a check mark and are shaded green [2]. Incorrect answers display an X and are shaded red [3].

If an answer is incorrect, the correct answer points on the Y-axis display as yellow [4].

The number of points awarded for the item as answered in the preview window over the number of points possible display in the scoring bubble [5].

Save or Publish Item  

To save the item as a draft and keep editing enabled, click the Save As Draft button [1]. When you save an item as a draft, it can be edited and deleted in your personal item bank and by admins in the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with teachers in your district, click the Publish button [2]. When you publish an item, it displays in the district teacher item bank and is available to all users in your district. You can delete the item from your personal item bank, and admins can delete the item from the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with admins only, click the Publish & Reserve button [3]. When you publish and reserve an item, you can delete it in your personal item bank, and admins can view and delete the item in the district teacher item bank.

To delete the question and return to the Create New Item page, click the Go Back button [4].